Bangalore

Sterling to align people with corporate image

Sterling Holiday Resorts, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Thomas Cook, has embarked on a huge employee training exercise, as the destination provider feels the culture and ethos of the company have changed drastically after it went through a comprehensive brand restructuring recently.

Peshwa Acharya, chief marketing officer at Sterling Holiday Resorts said, the company is training its entire employee base of over 3000 on various aspects including soft skills required in guest handling.

Indian coffee the best, needs proper branding

The garden city is hosting a four-day international coffee festival, beginning Monday, amidst global uncertainty over the future of the commodity. Excess coffee production from leading coffee growing countries like Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia has caused an oversupply with the prices of the commodity falling by about 30 per cent in the global markets.

Rajesh Murthy quits

The first wicket is down at Infosys, after the new captain of the company, Salil Parekh, picked up the mantle some 10 days ago. Infosys, on Friday announced the exit of its senior executive, Rajesh Murthy, who served as president, after working with the company for more than a quarter century. The company said Murthy was leaving for “personal reasons’’, and he will be relieved by end of this month.

Young India’s new aspiration: Exploring Planet Earth

A three-night stay in an ice house in Greenland; a fortnight’s expedition to the Himalayas; deep sea diving in Costa Rica or a visit to Great Barrier Reef in Australia to explore coral reef; watching the spectacular Northern Lights in Norway; signing up for a shepherding job in a rural French village for a week; a week-long green-bathing on a coffee plantation in Chikmagalur or joining a tribal in wild honey hunt in the Wynad forests.

Young India’s new aspiration: Exploring Planet Earth

A three-night stay in an ice house in Greenland; a fortnight’s expedition to the Himalayas; deep sea diving in Costa Rica or a visit to Great Barrier Reef in Australia to explore coral reef; watching the spectacular Northern Lights in Norway; signing up for a shepherding job in a rural French village for a week; a week-long green-bathing on a coffee plantation in Chikmagalur or joining a tribal in wild honey hunt in the Wynad forests.

Hope rests eternal

Everyone wants to wish good, especially at the beginning of the New Year. Indian realty players are no exception and they expect a revival of home sector in 2018.

However, most real estate sector insiders say, the calendar year won’t be different from the year that went by, 2017.

2018 may be as jobless as 2017 for Indian IT

Calendar 2018 will be a year of jobless growth for Indian IT, as the industry is unlikely to show any penchant for hiring this year. On the contrary, energies will be invested in training, re-skilling and retrenching the rest.

The above message came as an unpleasant take-away for a bunch of independent tech employers, who just finished their annual hiring outlook meeting with their respective IT clients in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, Chennai, Hydeabad and Thiruvanthapuram.

New CEO Parekh logs in at Infosys

It was his first day at Infosys. Salil Parekh, the new CEO & MD of the company reported for work at 9.15 AM on Tuesday, according to a source.

Some thought the new leader would address employees in a town hall, while others expected an email blast with a message from the new CEO.

But what came from Parekh was a video, to all employees, in which he emphasised the importance of the company chasing digital business and all employees embracing reskilling.

Giving and pledging for a better tomorrow

Philanthropy may be slowly emerging as one the key talking points for the ultra rich in the last few years with platforms like the Gi­ving Pledge becoming more dominant in global forums.

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